£300,000 grant scheme for Richmondshire community projects launched

A new £300,000 grant scheme to fund community and social projects in Richmondshire is open for business.

The district council’s communities investment fund (CIF) aims to support community groups and charities through new projects and improvements to facilities for local people.

Two thirds of the pot will benefit the five growth areas of Colburn, Richmond, Hipswell, Scotton and Leyburn with the remaining £100,000 available across the remainder of the district.

Groups can apply for a maximum of £50,000 for their projects.

The new fund replaces the current Social Fund and draws on both its experience and that of the Community Opportunities Fund which ran for the three years prior to 2016.

Up to 70 per cent of a schemes cost will be supportable but will not include vehicle purchases, running costs or projects that have been completed or are underway.

For more information on the fund click here.